thursday, SEPTEMBER 19TH


4:30 pm

Breakout Session #1 (2:00 - 3:15 pm)

Funding Programs for Electric Vehicle Charging (1 hr 15 min)

Electric utilities in the Midwest, with the support of public utilities and public service commissions, are rolling out programs to invest in EV charging facilities and other transportation electrification efforts. Learn what’s going on today and the near future in the Midwest and beyond. Understand emerging lessons learned and best practices from programs thus far. Hear about state funding being made available through the Volkswagen Mitigation Trust and even programs based in local governments.

Moderator: Joe Halso, Associate Attorney, Sierra Club

Justin Wilson, Director, Public Policy, ChargePoint

Dan Lipschultz, Commissioner, Minnesota Public Utilities Commission

Sean Gouda, Electrification Manager, DTE Energy

Alauddin Alauddin, Assistant Chief, Ohio EPA Office of Environmental Education


Breakout Session #2 (3:45 - 5:00 pm)

Light, Medium & Heavy-Duty EV Showcase (1 hr 15 min)

Electric vehicle technologies are advancing rapidly. As this happens, we are seeing not only more passenger cars but light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, vans and buses. These vehicles are creating opportunities for fleet electrification that didn’t exist even a year or two ago. Hear from selected vehicle manufacturers about a variety of electric vehicles available for fleets today. These will include sedans, small vans and trucks, medium-duty vehicles for vocational, passenger transportation and last-mile delivery, and heavy-duty EVs for yard handling, passenger transportation and more. Learn about the technologies underlying these vehicles, their performance capabilities, driving ranges, payloads, and options for charging. Understand where the industry is now, and new developments anticipated over the next few years.

Moderator: Mark Nabong, Senior Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

Cynthia Maves, Electric Vehicle Fleet Business Development Manager, Nissan USA

Mike Lambregtse, Fleet Account Executive, GM

Brad Couch, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, ECO Vehicle Systems

Mike Saxton, Chief Commercial Officer, Orange EV

Todd Mouw, President, ROUSH CleanTech

John Hatch, Regional Sales Manager, BYD Motors

Brent O'Daniel, Project Manager - Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch 

Friday, SEPTEMBER 20Th

Breakout Session #3 (9:00 - 10:15 am)

EV Charging Showcase: Options for Site Hosts (1 hr 15 min)

Whether you are an apartment or condo building owner, employer, retailer, local planning department or fleet, you may be considering installing electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) for EV charging. Today, we see a dizzying array of equipment options and one size and type does not fit all. Available features, options and costs vary widely, and the terminology can be very confusing. It’s easy to obtain and pay for more or different features than you need, or order and install equipment only to realize you needed something with greater capabilities. Finally, how do you pick a qualified installer and someone to maintain your equipment? This session will include representatives of several EVSE makers that offer products with a wide range of specifications, capabilities and prices. You’ll also hear a general overview of where the industry is today, receive some guidance on how to determine needs, then install equipment and implement your projects successfully.

Moderator: Kelly Waters, Director, Power Connect

Christina Ficicchia, Business Development Manager, FLO

Stuart Irwin, Midwest Sales Representative, ClipperCreek Inc.

Kimberly Okafor, Electric Vehicles Manager, Trillium

Michael Smucker, Regional Sales Manager - Midwest, Greenlots

Jimmy Smith, EV Charging Station Sales Executive, ChargePoint

Michael Mazur, Chief Operations Officer, Greenspot Smart Mobility

Ted Manser, Vice President of Business Development, Blink Charging

Breakout Session #4 (10:30 - 11:45 am)

Electric Vehicle Public Charging: What we need, where we need it, how to get there? (1 hr 15 min)

The availability of more longer-range EVs points to the strong need for public fast and level 2 charging stations to serve urban areas and travel corridors. But how much charging infrastructure do we need, what types, and where do we need it? Should we continue to develop fast charging sites at 50 kWh today or aim for a higher standard? Should we “future proof” today’s facilities so they can be more easily updated in the future? Many states are conducting needs assessments and developing plans to address these questions and quicken the pace of charging investments to help grow EV adoption. What are Midwestern states doing to assess and plan? What should be done? What are the roles of state agencies, utilities, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the EVSE industry and other stakeholders? This session addresses these questions and more.

Moderator: Mike Betts, Chief Executive Officer, Evelocity

Debra Swartz, Environmental Quality Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy

Keith Dickerson, Sales Director - Transformative Technologies, Black & Veatch​

Bryan Roy, Sustainable Transportation Solutions Program Manager, Energetics 

Michael Smucker, Regional Sales Manager - Midwest, Greenlots

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